Ugandan students rotating in Des Moines

March 18, 2010 —

Two medical students from the University of Makerere in Uganda, Julliet Allen and Gilbert Elijah, will be in Des Moines for an 8-week rotation.  They will arrive on March 20 for a four-week rotation in the DMU Clinic and four-weeks at Mercy Medical Center and will head home on May 14.  Please welcome Julliet and Gilbert when you see them on campus!

This rotation was created through the partnership DMU has with the University of Makerere in Uganda.  Several DMU students are scheduled to rotate in Uganda with a few already returning from this rotation site.

The Global Health dept. is currently searching for adequate accommodations for these two students while in Des Moines.  If you are interested in helping with this opportunity by offering home stay, please contact Chris Catrenich!

Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.


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    Thanks very much for providing all the details.I like this rotational policy.Like this there will be an exchange of ideas.Hope the DMU return by gaining some valuable experience in Uganda.Look forward to further updates from you.

  • Tea

    I plan on going to Uganda next year for a rotation in their famous clubfoot clinic! I’m so excited about the coming year.